Respite Care

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What is respite care?

Respite care refers to the times when a primary carer cannot look after the individual in need in the case that they may need a break, or simply aren’t able to look after the person. We step in whether it’s a few hours a week to cover while the primary carer is away on holiday or even consistently for a few days in the week. Giving the primary carer a break can help reduce stress and restore energy levels, and can even benefit the individual in care by breaking the routine that may have become mundane. We can cater to your needs from your own home or at our care home.

There is no shame in needing a break as a care assistant. It is better to look at it in a positive way for the person in need. When you take time away it can help you reflect, refresh and be prepared to come back giving a better, more patient and compassionate service… who wouldn’t want that for their vulnerable patients? 

We can provide overnight care with our highly trained and experienced professionals who produce personal care to help with personal daily tasks like washing, dressing and feeding.

Our advice for families struggling with the hurdles faced when caring for a loved one

  • Have open discussions with family and friends when you have something on your mind- A problem shared is a problem halved and it will also make them understand what you may be going through and how to talk with you about it.
  • Be honest with yourself about how you feel about the situation- Is it upsetting you? Know when you need to take a break, try your best to prevent hard feelings from controlling your behaviour.
  • Make sure you have a routine for you and the individual you care for. This can help you manage your time effectively so you can plan time for yourself when it’s needed and complete more tasks.
  • Ask a professional for help- A break is mutually beneficial, and it is actually the most selfless choice you can make as when you get back to it, you can provide the best possible care.

If you have any questions about our services or want to know more, please give us a call and we will be happy to help with any queries you may have.

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